Anxiety about losing a trip to sitting on the toilet because your stomach didn’t like the drinking water, can get a lot of people reaching for plastic bottled water even though they’d opt for reusable… Read More »LifeStraw or Grayl GeoPress to replace water bottles when traveling?
A short boat ride down the coast from Puerto Vallarta, Xinalani Retreat rests on the slopes of a leafy green hill overlooking a pristine sandy beach. For four nights this past Christmas, your Guide relaxed… Read More »Review: Christmas at Xinalani, Puerto Vallarta
In the interest of learning, your Guide recently took two train trips in JR Green Cars, assuming they might be better for getting work done while zipping across the Japanese countryside. Is the Green Car… Read More »Is the JR Green Car worth it on the Shinkansen or Thunderbird?
Indoor summer vacations? Hiking in the winter? The end of your favorite beach? Trip cancelation insurance costing as much as the trip? Climate change is here. We just had the hottest day the planet has… Read More »How will climate change affect vacations?
Bhutan, the Himalayan kingdom famed for its beauty, culture, and a focus on the GNH (Gross National Happiness) of its citizens, knows how to do self-care well. After a very effective pandemic response, the kingdom… Read More »Bhutan is tripling its daily Sustainable Development Fee for tourists
Palau’s sustainability incentives program, called Ol’au Palau, aims to reward tourists with special experiences for how they support the island nation’s environmental and cultural health. This Guide is excited about the program because it’s about… Read More »Will more destinations copy Palau’s sustainability incentives program?
The Duke of Sussex launched Travalyst in 2019, a collaboration with major travel platforms like Tripadvisor, Skyscanner, Visa, and Booking.com, to establish a common measure for sustainability across the travel industry. They’ve released a first… Read More »Travalyst’s Sustainable Accommodation Attributes